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Old 12-23-2014, 12:03 AM   #1
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Battery Cut Off / Disconnect Switch

I have a 2012 308RES TT we just got in November and after putting it away I noticed the battery voltage was dropping after a few days. Turns out to be because of the phantom DC loads. Radio, CO and Smoke Detectors, etc.

I looked for a battery cut-off or disconnect switch and was unable to find one in any logical location. So I decided to install one myself. I wanted to be as close to the battery as possible and I wanted a keyed switch so I could control anybody else fooling around with lights, jacks, etc.

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Old 12-23-2014, 12:17 AM   #2
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Nice SeaH! Where did you get that keyed switch?
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Old 12-23-2014, 12:24 AM   #3
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I got it off ebay:

Keyed Surface Mount Battery Kill Switch Car Truck SUV Jeep RV ATV Boat Go Cart | eBay
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That's a great idea - if you're like me, get at least TWO extra keys made.
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Great job!
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:04 AM   #6
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That's a nice cut off switch set up, even in a water proof electrical box, best I have seen yet. Now that's doing your homework.
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Thanks for that link SeaH...neat!
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Nice, clean job.
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:53 AM   #9
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I really like the key'd switch. If I ever make the jump to the torklift locking battery box I might go that direction too with the switch.

Question: Why do you only chain one of the battery boxes?
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That is a nice job. VERY well done.
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